Skip to main content


Strengthening Families since 1940


Our Services

One-on-One Counselling

Our counsellors provide one-on-one counselling. To set up an appointment please call 519-621-5090. Many of our programs are subsidized by local partners, government or other programs. We also currently offer an equitable fee structure that allows you to "Choose Your Rate". 


We provide a series of group sessions to support you as you walk towards healing. From grief counselling to relationship groups to managing anger.

more information

"All people deserve to feel valued as part of our community... I am incredibly thankful for a generous community which supports our recovery homes and social enterprise."
Marian Best


We envision a community where emotional/mental health and well-being are prioritized and destigmatized.


FCCCND provides a safe space where counselling and addictions services support the emotional well-being of people in Cambridge and North Dumfries.




Community Based



Our Roots

In 1940 a group of community members came together to support local families who suffered loss of employment and the loss of family members as a result of WWII.

The group knit socks, produced medical bandages, assisted families with food and urgent living costs and provided counselling for soldiers returning from war. The counselling took many forms: helping strengthen re-united families; supporting soldiers as they faced post experience trauma; walking with soldiers as they found meaningful employment.

The services grew and, in 1961, Family Counselling Centre incorporated as a non-profit agency and acquired charitable status in 1967. Founding members continued their contribution to the community by extending their reach and establishing the Cambridge Kin Club and the United Way of Cambridge and North Dumfries.

Our Funding

We are grateful for donors and financial supporters who extend the availability of funding to all people. Without their support, we would not be able to continue to provide the quality of services currently available.

Federal Government

Provincial Government 

Municipal Governments 

Foundations and Granting Bodies 

Individual donations from private citizens (like you!)

Our Staff

Social Workers and Psychotherapists

Derek Campbell, M.S.W., R.S.W
Clinical Director/Registered Social Worker

Amy Battistone M.S.W., R.S.W (she/her)
Registered Social Worker

Cecil KuwabaraM.S.W., R.S.W
Registered Social Worker

Jessica StrobelM.S.W., R.S.W (she/her)
Registered Social Worker

Sora Yun, M.S.W., R.S.W
Registered Social Worker

Sabina Santilli, B.S.W., R.S.W., MA
Registered Social Worker

Anna Barth, R.P, MA
Registered Psychotherapist 

Nancy Kuwabara, R.P., MA
Registered Psychotherapist

Valerie Clark, M.Ed., R. P., C.C.C
Registered Psychotherapist

Taylor Geim, R.P(Q), MA (she/her)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) 

Addiction Services Counsellors and Support

Marian Best
Addictions Clinical Supervisor

Don Johnson
Addictions Counsellor

Anita Byrnell
Recovery Home & Addictions Support Worker

PAR (Partner Assault Response) Facilitators & Support

Gord Moir
PAR Facilitator

Caleb Redekop
PAR Facilitator

Paul Sauder
PAR Facilitator 

Brenda Clements 
Community Program Coordinator/
PAR-Partner Contact

Our Board

Our board is drawn from members from across the Region of Waterloo and North Dumfries.  If you are thinking of supporting our agency, please consider bringing your gifts and talents to one of the committees or to the board.  We seek individuals with a lived experience of struggles with mental health; with accounting, legal, management, communications, marketing, technology, special events/fundraising experience or enthusiasm as well as counselling administration experience.

Family Counselling Centre enjoys excellent support from our board of directors.  Currently our members are: 

  • Cameron Dearlove, Interim Executive Director, ex officio
  • Diana Drackley, President, Not-for-Profit Consultant
  • Ray Ward, Treasurer, Retired Staff Sergeant
  • Jessica Bellamy, Registered Nurse
  • Natalie Green, Waterloo Region Police Services
  • Rosemary Redshaw, Administrative Executive
  • Sherri Tryon-Hughes, Career Centre Manager, Conestoga College
  • Tara Chapman, Aspiring Entrepreneur, previous Office/Showroom Manager
  • Janet Jones, Student/Instructor


In addition to our board of directors there a number of standing committees

  • Finance Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • Human Resources Committee
  • Marketing/Events Committee
  • Risk Management Committee
  • Addictions Committee




Family Counselling Centre of Cambridge and North Dumfries

18 Walnut Street,
Cambridge, ON
N1R 2E7

Tel. 519-621-5090